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The King’s Justice by E.M. Powell (Stanton & Barling, #1)

The King’s Justice by E.M. Powell (Stanton & Barling, #1) A murder that defies logic—and a killer still on the loose. England, 1176. Aelred Barling, esteemed clerk to the justices of King Henry II, is dispatched from the royal court with his young assistant, Hugo Stanton, to investigate a brutal murder in a village outside York. The case appears straightforward. A suspect is under lock and key in the local prison, and the angry villagers …

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See Her Run by Peggy Townsend (Aloa Snow Mystery #1)

See Her Run by Peggy Townsend (Aloa Snow Mystery #1) Running for her life could leave her breathless. A former reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Aloa Snow knows what it means to be down and out. Once highly respected, she’s now blackballed, in debt, and dealing with the echoes of an eating disorder. Until she gets one more shot to prove that she has what it takes—with a story some would die for… After the …

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Matchmaking for Beginners: A Novel by Maddie Dawson

Matchmaking for Beginners: A Novel by Maddie Dawson Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life—a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that she’s marrying the man of her dreams, she’s sure this is the life she’ll get. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancé’s irascible matchmaking great-aunt who’s dying, and everything changes—just as Blix told her it would. When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. She’s even more …

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Lies That Bind Us by Andrew Hart

Lies That Bind Us by Andrew Hart From a prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author comes a chilling novel of deception under the sun… Jan needs this. She’s flying to Crete to reunite with friends she met there five years ago and relive an idyllic vacation. Basking in the warmth of the sun, the azure sea, and the aura of antiquity, she can once again pretend—for a little while—that she belongs. Her ex-boyfriend Marcus will be …

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The Speed of Sound by Eric Bernt (Speed of Sound Thrillers #1)

The Speed of Sound by Eric Bernt (Speed of Sound Thrillers #1) In this propulsive thriller, one of the most ingenious young men in the world has also become the most dangerous…or has he? Harmony House is more than a “special place for special people.” It’s a think tank where high-functioning autistic savants harness their unique abilities for the benefit of society. Resident Eddie Parks’s contribution is nothing less than extraordinary: an “echo box” that …

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True: A Novel by Karl Taro Greenfeld

True: A Novel by Karl Taro Greenfeld Karl Taro Greenfeld, acclaimed author of Triburbia and Boy Alone, offers a literary coming-of-age novel that deftly and unflinchingly imagines a world where an angry teenage girl discovers the nature of the bigger game of life and what it really means to be a team player, a sister, a daughter, and a born survivor. True has a singular path: to be the greatest soccer player of her generation. But to realize …

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The Taster by V.S. Alexander

The Taster by V.S. Alexander Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined–one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler’s dictatorship . . .  In early 1943, Magda Ritter’s parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected …

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Finding Felicity by Stacey Kade

Finding Felicity by Stacey Kade Caroline Sands has never been particularly good at making friends. And her parents’ divorce and the move to Arizona three years ago didn’t help. Being the new girl is hard enough without being socially awkward too. So out of desperation and a desire to please her worried mother, Caroline invented a whole life for herself—using characters from Felicity, an old show she discovered online and fell in love with. But …

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The Beachcomber by Ines Thorn (The Island of Sylt Trilogy #2)

The Beachcomber by Ines Thorn (The Island of Sylt Trilogy #2) In the second epic novel of The Island of Sylt trilogy by bestselling author Ines Thorn, a young woman must fight to clear her family’s name in order to claim her true love. Germany’s North Sea Coast: The Island of Sylt, 1711 It’s the age of whaling and beachcombing, and life is hard on Sylt—especially for women forced to get by on their own. …

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The Whaler by Ines Thorn (The Island of Sylt Trilogy #1)

The Whaler by Ines Thorn (The Island of Sylt Trilogy #1) In the opening epic novel of The Island of Sylt trilogy by bestselling author Ines Thorn, a young woman must choose between love and poverty, or thrilling adventure and tormented passion. The Island of Sylt, 1764 Life in the windswept village of Rantum in the North Sea is fraught with peril and hardship. Most families must rely on arranged marriage just to survive. But …

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Greek God Series by Rosanna Leo

For the Love of a God (Greek God, #1) Conservator Maia Douglas is an expert on ancient Greece and its mythology. She would never tell anyone at the museum where she works, but she’s always had a secret crush on the mythical Eryx, Greek god of love. There is nothing she loves more than to tend to her favorite statue of him, and her nighttime dreams are filled with luscious images of Eryx making love …

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A Drop in the Ocean: A Novel by Jenni Ogden

A Drop in the Ocean: A Novel by Jenni Ogden On her 49th birthday, Anna Fergusson, Boston neuroscientist and dedicated introvert, arrives at an unwanted crossroads when the funding for her research lab is cut. With her confidence shattered and her future uncertain, on impulse she rents a cabin for a year on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. However Turtle Island, alive with sea birds and nesting Green turtles, is not the retreat she expected. Here …

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The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio

The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio Hearts and dreams evolve in the shadow of the once-magnificent Penn Station. Vera Keller, the daughter of German immigrants in turn-of-the-century New York City, finds her life upended when the man she loves becomes engaged to another woman. But Angelo Bellavia has also inadvertently opened up Vera’s life to unexpected possibilities. Angelo’s new wife, Pearl, the wealthy daughter of a clothing manufacturer, has defied her family’s expectations …

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The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal

The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal Mona is a dollmaker. She crafts beautiful, handmade wooden dolls in her workshop in a sleepy seaside town. Every doll is special. Every doll has a name. And every doll has a hidden meaning, from a past Mona has never accepted. Each new doll takes Mona back to a different time entirely – back to Birmingham, in 1972. Back to the thrill of being a young Irish …

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All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness The All Souls Trilogy follows the story of Diana Bishop, a historian and reluctant witch, as she solves the mystery of Ashmole 782, falls in love with a mysterious vampire named Matthew Clairmont, and learns how powerful it can be to accept who you are. A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that …

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Stolen Enchantress by Amber Argyle (Forbidden Forest #1)

Stolen Enchantress by Amber Argyle (Forbidden Forest #1) Any girl who goes into the Forbidden Forest never comes out again. Except the one who did.  Larkin should have been watching her little sister, should have paid more attention to the trees looming over her family’s fields. Now Sela is gone. Knowing full well the danger of the forest and its beast, Larkin goes after her anyway. With her sister clutched in her arms, she manages …

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Crook’s Hollow by Robert Parker

Crook’s Hollow by Robert Parker In the quiet village of Crook’s Hollow, almost exactly between Manchester and Liverpool, land and pride are king. And now someone has just tried to kill Thor Loxley – but Thor has no clue as to why. As the estranged youngest of the omnipresent Loxley farming dynasty, all of whom view him as a traitorous turncoat, in a village where everybody knows everybody else’s business, life is hard enough. But …

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The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso (Swords and Fire #2)

The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso (Swords and Fire #2) Across the border, the Witch Lords of Vaskandar are preparing for war. But before an invasion can begin, they must call a rare gathering of all seventeen lords to decide a course of action. Lady Amalia Cornaro knows that this Conclave might be her only chance to stifle the growing flames of war, and she is ready to make any sacrifice if it means saving …

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The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso (Swords and Fire #1)

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso (Swords and Fire #1) In the Raverran Empire, magic is scarce and those born with power are strictly controlled — taken as children and conscripted into the Falcon Army.  Zaira has lived her life on the streets to avoid this fate, hiding her mage-mark and thieving to survive. But hers is a rare and dangerous magic, one that threatens the entire empire. Lady Amalia Cornaro was never meant to …

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Vegas Series by Elena Aitken

Nothing Stays In Vegas (Vegas, #1) What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…except when it doesn’t. Lexi Titan has mastered the art of pretending everything’s fine. After all, how else could she ignore the fact that her husband is never home, her son barely knows him and the last time she had sex, well, who can remember? With her life crumbling, the last thing she wants to do is go on a trip, especially back …

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The Lost by Mari Hannah (Stone and Oliver, #1)

The Lost by Mari Hannah (Stone and Oliver, #1) Alex should never have agreed to the spur-of-the-moment holiday with her sister. Seven days felt like a year without Daniel, her ten-year-old son. This was the first time they had been apart since he was born and her husband had convinced her it was a good idea. It was a bad idea. Daniel has gone missing. As local CID officers, David Stone and Frankie Oliver have been …

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A Hero Born by Jin Yong (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1)

A Hero Born by Jin Yong (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) China: 1200 A.D. The Song Empire has been invaded by its warlike Jurchen neighbours from the north. Half its territory and its historic capital lie in enemy hands; the peasants toil under the burden of the annual tribute demanded by the victors. Meanwhile, on the Mongolian steppe, a disparate nation of great warriors is about to be united by a warlord whose name …

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Green by Tom Baker

Green by Tom Baker The year is 1967 and Tim Halladay has graduated William & Mary, looking forward to studying drama at Yale, when he finds himself drafted into the United States Army. His college education makes him an object of ridicule and suspicion among the other members of C Company–Charlie Company. Of course, he has to hide his homosexuality. Tom Baker’s newest novel is an honest portrayal of a young man fearful of his …

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Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power–the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, …

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Blood Week by J.D. Martin (The Saint and the Sinner, #1)

Blood Week by J.D. Martin (The Saint and the Sinner, #1) Criminals of Kansas City are being murdered and displayed to the public. In an annual ritual known as Blood Week, bodies appear around the city for seven days until the vigilante goes into hiding again. While the public debates, Detective Alexander Saint is charged with stopping the killer. He may be a playboy with a trust fund, but he takes his job on the force …

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Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Zach is eighteen. He is bright and articulate. He’s also an alcoholic and in rehab instead of high school, but he doesn’t remember how he got there. He’s not sure he wants to remember. Something bad must have happened. Something really, really bad. Remembering sucks and being alive – well, what’s up with that? I have it in my head that when we’re born, …

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Techromancy Scrolls Series by Erik Schubach

Adept (Techromancy Scrolls #1) Almost three thousand years after an extinction level event on Earth, mankind seeks to regain its former glory, in a new world where magic and technology collide. Laney Herder, a commoner in the realm of Wexbury, finds herself thrust into the world of nobles and knights. At the side of her Lady Celeste, Knight of the Realm, she goes on an epic journey from being a simple chicken farmer to one …

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Between Darcy and the Deep Blue Sea: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Jane Grix

Between Darcy and the Deep Blue Sea: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Jane Grix A moonlit dance. A stolen kiss. After a scandal at Netherfield Ball, Elizabeth Bennet must immediately choose a man to marry – Mr. Wickham, Mr. Collins or Mr. Darcy – and she doesn’t want any of them. What is a dutiful daughter to do? Run away, naturally. Between Darcy and the Deep Blue Sea is a Pride and Prejudice Variation novella, …

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Alphabet Soup: Horror Stories for the Tormented Soul by Tobias Wade

Alphabet Soup: Horror Stories for the Tormented Soul by Tobias Wade Thriller, horror, and suspense short stories. Multiple Award-Winning authors. A is for Addiction… B is for Barnacles… C is for Clairvoyance… Discover the rest of these original horror stories from around the world. Each author chose a letter of the alphabet and was given complete artistic freedom to make something horrible happen. Some stories will be mysterious, others creepy or even profound, but all …

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In Perfect Light by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

In Perfect Light by Benjamin Alire Sáenz From award-winning poet Benjamin Alire Sáenz comes In Perfect Light, a haunting novel depicting the cruelties of cultural displacement and the resilience of those who are left in its aftermath. In Perfect Light is the story of two strong-willed people who are forever altered by a single tragedy. After Andés Segovia’s parents are killed in a car accident when he is still a young boy, his older brother decides to …

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Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s stories reveal how all borders—real, imagined, sexual, human, the line between dark and light, addict and straight—entangle those who live on either side. Take, for instance, the Kentucky Club on Avenida Juárez two blocks south of the Rio Grande. It’s a touchstone for each of Sáenz’s stories. His characters walk by, they might go in for a drink or to …

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Novice Trader by Ken Pence

Novice Trader by Ken Pence Alan Einfeld is an apprentice trader on his first solo stint on Trappist 3 – in a slightly-behind-the-curve dimension. He is abandoned by his mentor’s death and now has little to trade and can’t get back to his dimension. He doesn’t know the language but the locals are humanoid. Finding an escape leads him to a grounded shuttle. He doesn’t realize that a Pact among the fleet has restricted technology. …

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The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd

The Forest by Edward Rutherfurd Few places lie closer to the heart of the nation’s heritage than the New Forest. Now, Edward Rutherfurd, weaves its history and legends into compelling fiction. From the mysterious killing of King William Rufus, treachery and witchcraft, smuggling and poaching run through this epic tale of well-born ladies, lowly woodsmen, sailors, merchants and Cistercian monks. The feuds, wars, loyalties and passions of generations reach their climax in a crime that …

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